Big Gay Ice Cream Launches New Soft-Serve This Friday

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Doug Quint road tests the old chocolate mix (left) against the new (right).

When Doug Quint of Big Gay Ice Cream started selling his enhanced soft-serve from a Mister Softee-type truck back in 2009, he was constrained to use a commercial ice cream mix provided by a local manufacturer, which came in liquid form in gallon cartons. Nevertheless, he produced a crowd-pleasing product by drizzling cones with wild premium ingredients like olive oil and sea salt, toasted curry coconut, and blueberries and saba. "When it comes to the quality level of those manufactured products," Quint said, referring to the usual commercial soft-serve mixes, "if you buy the highest quality, it's actually quite good." And Big Gay Ice Cream proved it.

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